Here is a list of all the postings Tricky has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Digital readings|
At school I was originally taught physics using CGS (centimetre gram second) with units such as erg and dyne and then we changed to MKS and this then changed to SI units so I am glad I am still using the same imperial units that I have used all my life.
|Thread: 'Bad Referrer' message when trying to view the Archive.|
It is not up to the user to change browser settings to allow this to work but the website designer should have been aware of the change to limiting referrers and made the necessary changes to allow the magazines to be viewed. I suggest your web designers read this and this and then make the necessary changes.
One reason for confusion over whether Microsoft Edge works is that the original version of Edge has recently been changed to a version based on Chromium which means it is almost identical to Google Chrome.
|Thread: Awstin or Ostin|
As a Rover 2000 owner I can confirm that they do have aluminium boot lids and bonnets and, in fact, all the body panels are bolt-on.
|Thread: Warco Mill - but what model??|
It looks like a Warco Major and is still current so Warco should be able to supply a manual.
See web page Warco Major
|Thread: Myford S7 Cutting Barrel Shaped Cylinders|
There is a S& bed for sale on the Homeworkshop site for £100, I don't know if that would be suitable for you.
|Thread: WM18 - Broken it again :(|
Edited By Tricky on 20/02/2020 09:02:18
|Thread: Old Computers - why do people bother|
My original post was trying to show the growth in size of the MS operating systems rather than be pedantic as to how you could load them. Certainly from Vista onwards a DVD drive was required if loading from optical media.
As an aside, when I was working at the Coal Boards Computer HQ in Cannock a friend of mine developed a system called Planning Information and Scheduling System with Optional Forecasting Features which was actually a good description of the system but management did not spot the acronym.
I do not understand your logic here. As an OS such as Windows accesses the hardware you are saying you need a different OS for each version of Intel Chip. This is incorrect if you are talking about IBM PC architecture systems which were all developed from the Intel 8086/8088 chipset. Subsequent processors have added instructions and extended the addressing range but they belong to the same family. MS-DOS did not stop you accessing the processor.
User programs now run in a protected mode and are unable to access all the memory to stop them crashing the whole system if they fail. I first encountered this on IBM/370 mainframes where each program was given a virtual memory of 16MB which was the maximum size of partition and this included the OS!
In terms of operating systems on Floppy disks you are mistaken. MS-DOS was on 3 x 31/2" floppies, Windows 3.1 on 6, Windows for Workgroups 8 and Windows 95 0n 13 (I think, I can't find my copies). All NT based systems from NT/4 onwards (Win 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 10) were on CD only although sometimes a floppy was required to load drivers before installation could start.
|Thread: Ink jet printer woes|
Nick, If you bought the TI printer only 22 years ago then they probably were not Sharp manufactured as I don't think the Sharp models were still in production then. Also they did not have a separate waste toner bottle, just a 15,000 toner/developer cartridge and 30,000 drum.
From about 1996 Sharp concentrated on changing from analogue copiers to digital copiers and used these as a basis for their printers. One of my responsibilities was to help convert the analogue copier sales force into selling digital copier/printer/scanners - not an easy job!
I do not believe this is correct for two reasons. One because I used to work for Sharp in the marketing department for these printers and two because my JX9685 printer is still working after over 25 years.
In fact the Texas Instrument printers were actually made by Sharp with about 10 TI to 1 of Sharp.
After having 3 ink-jet printers over the last 10 years I have now bought a Lexmark MC3224dwe colour laser MFP which is much more suited to my occasional printer use.
|Thread: Beaten and robbed.|
I lost count of the number of full stops as, in fact, the sentences are very short which is much better than some of the rambles that go on here. I thought limited attention span was a fault of today's youth
|Thread: Too ambitious or achievable?|
Jan Ridders designed a very simple 4-stroke engine which is easy to make and which was serialised in Model Engineer. Details are on his web site here.
I can confirm it goes pop pop very satisfactorily!
|Thread: Same old quandry|
Ron, only the short table version is MT3 the others have an R8 option.
|Thread: Fly wheel size|
M-Machine do black EN3 up to 260mm and 185mm dia is £12.60 per inch
|Thread: Metrication of models|
Does that mean nobody should use metric unless they understand ALL the metric units that exist?
I was taught cgs at school but I can work in metric or imperial but I do not know all the units, only those I need.
|Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband|
If you are that close to your exchange are you sure you are not on an Exchange Only line, i.e. direct to the exchange without going through a cabinet? If so you will not be able to upgrade to fibre.
|Thread: Another scam|
To be clear, BT Web Protect is a real BT product (see here ) but of course it does not mean that your email was actually from BT.
|Thread: A visit to Manchester Sci and Eng Museum|
Not true, according to Wikipedia 160,000 built in the UK and 55,000 Packard versions in the USA and production in the USA did not start until late 1941.
|Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners|
I've found GWR Fasteners are good quality and reasonable prices and they have expanded their range recently - GWR
|Thread: Digital Subscriptions|
Your screen shot is from the Pocketmags web page reader, NOT the offline viewer where there is no means of printing which seems to destroy the whole point of using the Pocketmags app to store the magazines locally!
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